There’s too much “Howard Hughes” in Howard Hughes. That’s the trouble.
The Aviator (2004) ; Director: Martin Scorsese.
Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996)
"Where the hell do you think you’re going? Hey you look at me when I’m talkin’ to you, bitch! Fuck you, lady! Come here! You wanna play rough, let’s play rough. Come on, lets play rough! Yeah, keep comin’ closer asshole, don’t think I won’t break her fuckin’ neck!"
And when he had crossed the bridge, the phantoms came to meet him.
Nosferatu, 1922 | F. W. Murnau.
“So after they buy you a drink when they raise their glass to toast, they look you dead in the eye and repeat this poem: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep and I have promises to keep. Miles to go before I sleep. Did you hear me Butterfly? Miles to go, before you sleep.” and then if they say that… you gotta give ‘em a lap dance.”
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
The Third Man, 1949 (dir. Carol Reed)